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''' Lyman Frank Baum''' (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919), better known as '''L. Frank Baum''', was an American author chiefly famous for his children's books, particularly ''The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'' and its sequels. He wrote a total of 14 novels in the ''Oz'' series, plus 41 other novels, 83 short stories, over 200 poems, and at least 42 scripts. He made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and the nascent medium of film; the The Wizard of Oz (1939 film)|1939 adaptation of the first ''Oz'' book would become a landmark of 20th century cinema. His works anticipated such century-later commonplaces as television, augmented reality, laptop computers (''The Master Key (novel)|The Master Key''), wireless telephones (''Tik-Tok of Oz''), women in high-risk and action-heavy occupations (''Mary Louise in the Country''), police corruption and false evidence (''Phoebe Daring''), and the...
PseudonymGeorge Brooks, Louis F. Baum, Laura Bancroft, Suzanne Metcalf, Capt. Hugh Fitzgerald, Schuyler Staunton, Edith Van Dyne, Floyd Akers, John Estes Cooke
Birth nameLyman Frank Baum
Birth date{{birth date|1856|05|15|mf=y}}
Birth placeChittenango, New York, U.S.
Death date{{death date and age|1919|05|06|1856|05|15|mf=y}}
Death placeHollywood, California
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale
OccupationAuthor, newspaper editing|editor, actor, screenwriter, film producer
LanguageEnglish
NationalityAmerican
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